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Here's the box and contents Immediately on opening the box I didn't like what I saw and thought that they had got the scale wrong. The plastic is typical short run but also has a sandpaper type surface which will need a good primer or polish before paint and markings. The fuselage looked too long and deep. I only have the Britavia model to compare it and I don't have drawings or dimensions. What follows is my opinion and may be completely wrong in that this kit is accurate and the Britavia one is wrong. Britavia one looks right..this one doesn't. The fuselage looked too long and deep. Britavia is 165mm long. LF about 185. (Britavia kit is assembled so easier to measure.LF kit not off the runners yet) Depth from top (at rotor head) to lower fuselage. Britavia 330 mm LF 400 mm. Both types of rotor blade are given. I haven't compared the early type. Briatvia 94mm long and chord of 5 mm. LF 87 mm and chord of 9mm. They really do look too short and too wide. The photo etch parts also look too big. The step especially being far to long and deep. The worst part is the glazing. The individual windows are very thick and not exactly clear. The nose bubble looks very wide. Britavia measures 15mm across the top frame. LF 19mm Good luck with trying to build this rotor head in 1/72 Note that you need to supply your own wire for part of this assembly and that of the winch. The decals give markings for a Culdrose based HAR 1 and HAR 5s based at Yeovilton and Lossiemouth. The instructions have these as at Gaydon and Turnouse but this was probably where they were photographed and not their base. The decal sheet is printed as one with the individual parts needing to be cut out before wetting. The instrument panel has a decal to sandwich between the plastic and PE. I think it is oversized though. Assuming I'm right, I just cannot see how an accurate kit of a Dragonfly helicopter can be made from this kit. At £23.40 it has turned out to be an expensive mistake.